RIAS and Other Broadcasting Stations (January 1960)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Washington
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Rural economics
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of East Germans to the radio station RIAS Topics: radio stations used; RIAS use (frequency and time of day); reception quality of RIAS on various frequencies; best information station for events in the free world as well as in the GDR; development of RIAS use in the east zone; reasons for increase or decrease in RIAS listeners in the GDR; TV use; frequency of use of West programs; time of day of TV use; radio and TV as source of information in comparison; peace efforts of USA and USSR; free elections in Germany as a whole; USSR - recommendation on demilitarization of Berlin; employment in agriculture; membership in LPG; size of farm; earlier occupation; LPG and individual company in comparison; children in household; occupation interest of children in agriculture; use of RIAS farming program; time of day and topic wishes for farming radio; possession of a radio; features personal radio. Demography: occupation; age; education; region; sex. Also encoded was: city, time and date of interview; interviewer number.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-01
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
East German visitors of a trade fair in West Berlin.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1200
    Number of Variables: 78
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3328 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22